Influence of red dwarf stars could make mini-Neptunes perfect for life

January 30, 2015 6:25 AM

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Influence of red dwarf stars could make mini-Neptunes perfect for life

Inward migration could transform gaseous worlds into exo-Earths.

A new study published in the journal Astrobiology suggests an unlikely possibility for habitable planets, ice giants known as “mini-Neptunes,” that orbit low mass red M-dwarf stars.

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